Letter from Terry Ford to his parents



Letter from Terry Ford to his parents


Letter from Terry Ford to his parents telling them of his life on camp and that he is still waiting to hear his classification result. He has sent some laundry home as the camp does not have laundry facilities.




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[RAF Crest]
1585520 LAC Ford. T.A
Hut 21, “R” Flight,
2 Squdn, RAF,
Heaton Park,
Dear Mum, Dad & Moira,
I have not written before because I wanted to tell you the classification result, but we have still not heard & we are getting rather fed up with it. However I will let you know as soon as I hear.
I’m sorry I could not come down for the week-end to see Jack, but we could not get a forty-eight hr pass.
However, late on Saturday afternoon, too late to come home they gave us a 36 hr pass, & I went to John’s house at Prestbury for the weekend.
Its a marvellous house with tons of rooms, & everything bang up
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to date & his people were very nice. We had dinner at the Golf Club at Prestbury, on Saturday evening, & lunch at a hotel in Macclesfield on Sunday, & a terrific tea at home on Sunday evening.
Mr Fisher is the controller of fuel for the Midlands & North of England, they must have bags of money.
Anyway, I had a grand time & I was only too glad to get out of camp for a while.
I’m still hoping to get a long enough leave to get home, but it is hopeless to try & forecast when we shall get it, so I may just turn up one day. We never know what is going to happen re leave, from one day to another.
There is no laundry here so I am washing my own stuff, but
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I have not been successful with the shirts so I am sending one shirt, 2 collars & a towel in a separate parcel tomorrow. Could you keep it till next week-end, as I may possibly get home then, & can bring it back. If not, could you post it Monday. I like to know roughly when it is coming as, if we don’t claim it from the stores in a couple of days, it is sent back to the G.P.O.
I have been having a very good time lately with the lads in the evenings, roller skating & flicks etc. I’m getting quite good at roller skating. The trouble is we get
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rather browned off with mucking about all day.
I hope you had a good time with the folks from Oxford & I’m sorry I couldn’t turn up!
Please remember me to all the folks.
Hope to see you soon.



Terry Ford, “Letter from Terry Ford to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 27, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23885.

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